Make a donation to the ELFT Charity to make a difference to staff and service user wellbeing. Help us to help people to find their feet and start their journey.

What is the ELFT Charity?
We provide vital support beyond what the NHS currently provides. Any member of staff can apply for an ELFT Charity grant to support a staff or service user initiative. Novel, imaginative and alternative approaches are especially welcome where they bring benefits to the workforce or local community. 

Support for local communities
Although ELFT provides inpatient care, the majority of our services support people where they live. So, staff are aware of need in our local communities, where there are gaps, and know where a small initiative could make a massive difference. Charitable Funds do not replace NHS funding, they allow us to do something different, trial new ways, work with people's creativity to improve wellbeing.

 
We are raising funds to support staff and patients who are experiencing hardship during these unprecedented times, for details on this please select the link  - https://bit.ly/3b1fwUL  


How ELFT Charitable Funds are managed

Barts Charity currently administers the ELFT Charity's funds. The ELFT Charity committee has oversight of this fund and directs it to the purposes the fund was for and the delivery of the Trust strategy to improve health of the local residents. 

How the ELFT Charity Monies are used
The Charity funds are not meant to be stored or saved. They have to be used and issued year-on-year to assist or enhance developments such as: 

  • Supporting healthy living and health promotion of our local residents and staff 
  • Helping to maintain the best possible environment for care
  • Funding the most up-to-date equipment
  • Supporting the training and development of staff
  • Supporting research into, and development of, treatments
Simple and Novel Ideas Welcomed

Sometimes the most impactful ideas are simple ones that can benefit service users and staff in novel ways. We support projects that:

  • Improving Social Networks
  • Improving Employment Prospects
  • Improving Digital Accessibility

Any member of staff can apply to the ELFT Charity for monies to support a staff or service user initiative. Novel, imaginative or alternative approaches and ideas are especially welcome where they bring benefits to the workforce or local community.

We support initiatives that:

  • Reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Improve digital access and confidence  
  • Support personal growth, development and the attainment of skills 
Further information
For futher information about the ELFT Charity, you can either:

Application Guidance

Download the document to learn more about the ELFT Hardship Fund and how to make an application - application form. 

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